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Parents remark on how nurturing the school is but some expressed surprise at the amount of homework and the focus on academics. ‘I thought it was relaxed,’ said one mother, ‘but actually they have very high expectations and the pace is fast’. The chapel building lies at the heart of the school and is used for anything from whole school theatrical productions and concerts to lessons and even table tennis in break. ‘We love curling up next to the radiators in there in the winter,’ said one child...

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Garth Evans BA (late 50s) and Chloe Sandars LRAM Prof Cert FTCL (early 50s) founded the school in 1997. Garth, whose hoary appearance and wry sense of humour bears more than a passing resemblance to Bill Murray, was born and brought up in London. Educated at Westminster and Queen Mary University London, where he read English. Garth’s sugar hair, large frame and intent look lend him an aura of wisdom and experience. He enjoys telling the tale of his great grandfather who was part of Scott’s expedition to the Arctic. Married to Bee, who is responsible for admissions, teaches geography and is the school nurse. The couple divide their time between London and the south coast near where their (now grown up) children were educated at Sevenoaks.

Garth is charismatic,...

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